Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BlogRolling

While not as entertaining as CowTipping, BlogRolling is quiet the worthwhile endeavor. It helps with acquiring new readers and also letting your current readers know of other blogs that you find fascinating or, at least, mildly enjoyable. There is, however, one drawback. Once linked, you become, in a sense, friends and your previously favorite activity of posting rude and disparaging comments is now very much frowned upon.

There's one aspect of blogrolling which I find extremely confusing. I have noticed, on several occasions, bloggers either asking if it was acceptable that they blogrolled someone or if they may do so. Would a blogger really reply that no, it's not acceptable and that he/she doesn't want any of the other blogger's readers happening upon his blog. Total absurdity.

37 comments:

  1. I dont get why anyone would ask if its ok that they blogrolled them.

    So weird. Usually you dont have a public blog if you care!

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  2. MMMmmm. I like Cowtipping.

    Feel free to leave what ever comments you like on my blog so long as they are pertinent. Go for it.

    In fact...

    But I really only have good things to say at the moment.

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  3. GOOD ONE LITTLE DOPE!!!

    Your Father,
    Big Dope

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  4. I READ YOUR PROFILE. NOW I KNOW WHY YOU STILL LIVE WITH YOUR MOM. YOU CAN HAVE MY OLD ACTION FIGURES IF YOU WANT!

    Your Papi,
    Big Dope

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  5. Awww, the little retard made it here too. Now he can help me get my page rank up.

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  6. WHAT THE $#@& ARE YOU DOING UP AT 1:00 IN THE MORNING TRYING TO PISS ME OFF FOR? YOU LOW-LIFE, YOU GOT NOTHING BETTER TO DO. WELL YOUR MOM KEPT ME BUSY!

    Your Father,
    Big Dope

    P.S. Your page rank won't go up because I'm the only person who looks at this $#@%&* website.

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  7. YOU SEE, MIKE HAS 75 COMMENTS ON ONE POST.
    YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE HALF THAT ON YOUR ENTIRE BLOG. SO GO $#@& YOURSELF, AND LEAVE ME ALONE.

    Your Dad,
    Big Dope

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  8. YOU SEE, MIKE HAS 75 COMMENTS ON ONE POST.
    YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE HALF THAT ON YOUR ENTIRE BLOG. SO GO $#@& YOURSELF, AND LEAVE ME ALONE.

    Your Dad,
    Big Dope

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  9. Still with the hallucinations and delusions of grandeur, go take your pills, too bad yo mama didn't take hers and got knocked up by her daddy and you was born.

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  10. I never ask people if they want me to put them up. I always thought that if I put someone up its doing them a favor since when do I have to ask someone to do them a favor. it is absurd.

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  11. Well, I've seen a couple people do it and to me, it made no sense.

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  12. I think its a call to attention by the person asking "Hey, look at me!"

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  13. I guess you may be right. Though it was usually from girls so it may be some kind of social/behavioral thing.

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  14. Jacob: I agree. By the way, I blogrolled you :-D I hope you don't mind.

    Anyway, there arent really any netiquette rules written anywhere. You just make a bunch of mistakes until you eventually learn what goes and what doesnt.

    Is it really a cardinal sin to email someone and ask to be added to their blogroll? Because I did that to a few sites (which havent actually added me) and then someone made a comment about that.

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  15. I'm talking about asking to be added, I'm talking about people asking if it's ok that they added someone.

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  16. EOW: Thank you for adding me. But you have to realize, THERE IS a sort of protocol, each blogger feels different about adding others.

    I generally add people but when someone is pushy AND new, well honey, wait in da line.

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  17. Blogrolling is just a nice way to spread the word about blogs you like. Some big bloggers look down on little guys asking for a link. Thats just arrogance. I always look over the blog and add it if I like it.

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  18. Speaking of asking to be added, Moshe, do you mind adding me? Not trying to be pushy or anything...okay yes I am. Please?

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  19. done, don't forget to add me too. ;-)

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  20. Moshe: I know who your reffering to, when she did that I thought it strange, but yet nice, like thoughtful to tell you that you were added. At the same time it makes you think about adding them, so its a win win situation.

    Now about blogrolling, I think it's great, helps me find new blogs, and for the wordpress ones, I get to check up on them to look at the comments. So it's like a little bookmark section.

    I can understand why everyone wants people to blogroll them. But to me, what makes it great to be blogrolled, is that it shows that someone likes your blog and thinks its worthy of being linked, or at least is being courteous or something. If I were to ask to be linked, then it would take away from that, they wouldn't be doing it on their own, and it wouldn't have the same affect, so I never ask to be blogrolled.

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  21. The only people I ever ask to add me are my personal friends who I know in real life.

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  22. I always ask the person if it's okay after I've added them and offer to take their name off if they don't think it's okay. You never know who doesn't want to be associated with someone else... even if it is free publicity.

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  23. Gemera disagrees with you about that. And widgets like e-referrer do it automatically.

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  24. In gemara, in many places it's written that doing something for another person that is beneficial for him doesn't require his permission.

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  25. Moshe: ok, friends I can understand.

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  26. moshe - but if the person doesn't consider it beneficial, then...
    For example, let's say Person You Hate has a blog and adds you. Do you really want the people who read Person You Hate's blog to be reading/commenting on yours? I know I wouldn't. Just because it's free publicity doesn't make it good publicity which means it's not necessarily beneficial.

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  27. I wouldn't greatly mind. Unless in every post he incites his readers to go and write nasty comments. Oh, and someone I hate is not gonna ask my permission anyway. Not that I really hate anyone, I just find some people stupid. "I'll be nicer if you'll be smarter." :-D

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  28. Hey, free publicity, is free publicity. The truth is, just by having your blog open to the public is an agreement to be blogrolled to other blogs.

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  29. agree with jacob
    "I think its a call to attention by the person asking "Hey, look at me!""

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  30. EOW: I don't remember that being in the Terms of Service Agreement...

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  31. Of course it is, it was added after you joined. The revision was probably sent to your parents' address and they forgot to give it to you. ;-)

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  32. That post office is always screwing things up!
    True story, my parents were sent a letter that was addressed to some person in Slovenia. Their mailman is an idiot.

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  33. Jessica, tell me the truth. Did you actually read any of that service agreement, or did you just scroll to the bottom like the rest of us and click "I agree"

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  34. EOW: I have yet to meet anyone who actually reads those things.

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  35. I read some of it just to see what it talks about but I gave up sfter a few seconds.

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